Principal Mechanical Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

Job Description:

The Cables and Interconnects (C&I) Section is seeking a principal mechanical engineer to perform electrical interconnect and wire harness design. This engineer will be responsible for mechanical harnessing and cabling requirements, concept development, trade studies, and hardware design and documentation. The position will reside in the Hardware Engineering Center (HWEC) within the ECAD & Interconnect Products Department (EIPD).

Job Related Activities:

•Design, document, and implement airborne and space electronic interconnects within and external to hardware subsystems.
•Actively work with Program Management, Systems Engineering, Customers, Subcontractors, and Suppliers to develop and manage objectives and requirements for related pursuits and projects.
•Comply with Export/Import (EX/IM) regulations and policies and support Jurisdiction Classification Assessments (JCAs) as needed.
•Weekly reporting of work progress and plans.
•Daily time card and labor reporting.
•Attend and participate in section and department activities and initiatives.
•Ensure the consistent application of engineering best practice and that all activities undertaken under your control are conducted to common standards in accordance with Raytheon's IPDS processes.

Required Skills:

•Minimum of 8 years of experience in the aerospace or aviation industry.
•Requires expertise in material properties and processes in electrical harness design, harness fabrication, and systems installations.
•Requires expertise in connector selection for military and aerospace environments.
•Requires knowledge of RF coax and fiber optic cables design and fabrication.
•Knowledge of PWBs, flex cabling, and rigid-flex cabling technologies are preferred.
•Must have experience in designing products, starting with requirements through the release of a design.
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment, including as a leader of small teams.
•Ability to work within a multi-discipline design team to successfully execute tasks and deliver high quality work products. Ability to work across functional boundaries to gain consensus on design solutions.
•Shall be able to work to a budget and schedule and provide status.
•Experience with PTC/Pro/E or CREO CAD software package for hardware design and documentation.
•Technical knowledge using documentation specifications such as MIL-STD-31000, Y14.5M, ASME Y14.24 and ASME Y14.100
•Experience with customer engagements, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•US Citizenship is required.
•Ability to obtain a U.S. secret security clearance.

Desired Skills:

•A Working Knowledge of the PTC Creo and (Windchill) Common PDM (cPDM) tools e.g., CREO / Pro Cabling, CREO Schematics. Extensive design/drafting/drawing experience.
•Experience with electronic packaging and interconnects.
•Experience with MS Office products i.e., Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
•Candidate should possess good oral and written communication skills as well as being comfortable in making presentations.
•Ability to manage and complete multiple assignments with minimal supervision.
•Ability to make sound engineering decisions and develop the documentation to support these decisions.
•Experience with EX/IM regulations and working policies.
•Experience with Raytheon Robust Design practices.
•Experience with Agile product development methodologies.
•Experience with Model Based Definition (MBD) design documentation.
•Experience in modification of multiple aircraft and/or space platforms.
•Active U.S. secret security clearance / SSBI is preferred.

Required Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or related discipline, and minimum 8 years of directly related cabling and harnessing experience.

Desired Education:
Advanced degree in a related field

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.